Cross Country-Pure,simple, real and missed by a retired coach.

This Sunday was the Aggie Stampede CC meet at Saint Agnes on Newburg road. Why were we there? The course is tight and is best guided by a “rabbit.” No motorized vehicles will do. There has always been a cx rider acting as a rabbit. Brad Swope in previous years, but this year Will and… Continue reading Cross Country-Pure,simple, real and missed by a retired coach.

Stem Cells

I started my day today reading the front page of CJ. The medical breakthroughs article caught my eye. http://www.courier-journal.com/section/News01&template=project&theme=research Why does reading about cardiac stem cell transplant make me remember this photo. I took it for a lecture on “Heart Disease Prevention.” The stem cell thing is fascinating. The research is compelling and the scientists… Continue reading Stem Cells

Friends…Not so over rated. Inside the Calistoga Garden

Friends…I once told Catherine while she was in high school that you do not want too many friends as they will drag you down. This morning our team, Calistoga Racing rode with our sponsor Papa John at the Norton Ride for Cancer. A team ride doesn’t seem very interesting, true, but injuries and life have… Continue reading Friends…Not so over rated. Inside the Calistoga Garden

Wednesday Night Cross: How lucky we are!!

In Louisville every Wednesday in the fall a group of like minded cyclist gather for cross practice. Seven years ago, these practices are what got me started in cycling. I rode a few rides with Bobrow and his disciples many summers ago when all of a sudden they started riding these road bikes with knobby… Continue reading Wednesday Night Cross: How lucky we are!!

Cyclocross

As Autumn begins in Louisville so does cyclocross season. The Mandrola’s are active participants. What is cyclocross one asks? I have prepared a top ten list of sorts. Hopefully, some will come out and give it a try. Cyclocross: The facts… 1. Cyclocross, AKA, “cross” is a form of bike racing/riding on varied terrain. Terrain… Continue reading Cyclocross

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